This year the Assateague Coastal Trust Annual Dinner and Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 7 in Ocean City, at the Golden Sands Club Condominium, 109th Street & Coastal Highway. Everyone is welcome, even if you are not an ACT member.
The guest speaker this year is David Andrews, who will talk about sustainable agriculture: a return to conventional farming, keeping our rural areas economically viable while environmentally healthy. He is Senior Representative for Food and Water Watch in Washington, D.C., spent 30 years in sustainable agricultural development work and was Executive Director for 13 years at the National Catholic Rural Life Conference. He is a Brother in the Catholic Church and has been a consultant for the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S., and at the Vatican, on globalization and agriculture. Br. Andrews also served on the Pew Charitable Trust Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production and wrote the technical report on community impacts for the Commission.
It will be a wonderful evening of camaraderie, musical entertainment by the renowned Stephen Decatur High School Jazz Ensemble, excellent speakers and fine dining. The evening will also feature former U.S. Congressman, Wayne Gilchrest who will speak to our guests about a very exciting coming event.
The Silent Auction table will be packed this year with art, boat tours of the Coastal Bays, birding tours, lunch & kayaking on Ayers Creek, dinner certificates, and even tickets to a show for national stand-up political comedian Lewis Black.
Mark your calendars now for the evening of March 7. Dinner ticket sales and information will be available on the ACT website at http://www.actforbays.org/.